During the June 22nd hearing of the “Seventh Studio” case, prosecutors asked the court to sentence well-known theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov to six years in prison and fine him 800,000 rubles (around $11,525), Meduza’s correspondent...
Julia IoffeIn case the world wasn't shitty enough, Russian avant garde theater director Kirill Serebrennikov is being sentenced tomorrow in what is apparently a manufactured embezzling case. He faces 6 years of hard labor in a penal colony.
Julia IoffeAs a fellow student of Soviet history, I say:
1. Criticism is not censorship
2. Criticism is not analogous to being arrested, shot or sent to the Gulag
3. Do you want free speech or not?
4. Bari Weiss still has her job
Anti-Racist Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi by Rattusnorvegicus - a community-created list : "This anti-racist syllabus is for people realizing they were never taught how to be anti-racist. How to treat all the racial groups as equals. How to look...
Julia IoffeAre you reading Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Zoe’s Neale Hurston? Are you reading the autobiographies or Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X and working your way through this list?
The president’s family business pays at least $3 million a year to the federal government for the lease on its D.C. hotel, which is all but empty because of the virus. The next monthly payment is coming due.
Julia Ioffe“Just treat us the same,” Eric Trump said in a statement on Tuesday.